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Subject: Re: MakeVoices.vbs

Re: MakeVoices.vbs

From: Mitchell Smith <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:21:53 +1000

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for that, but another list member has already sent me a working
MakeVoices.vbs which was downloaded from the Rockbox site back in February.

It seems that the current version up there has some problems.

With any luck, the author of the script has been following this thread, and
can repost a previous working version of the script to the Build Voices
page, so that other people don't run in to this same difficulty.

Thanks for your offer of help, it's greatly appreciated.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn at home" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: MakeVoices.vbs

>I had the same problems, and a good fellow from the list sent me his
> MakeVoices.VBS file, and it worked fine.
> If you need, I have zipped up my successful folder and can send it your
> way
> if you want.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mitchell Smith" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:31 AM
> Subject: MakeVoices.vbs
> Greetings,
> I am having some difficulties getting MakeVoices.vbs to function correctly
> on my system.
> My main objective is to create english.voice files using Neospeech and
> Cepstral voices, however I can't even get it working with Microsoft Mary
> at
> this point.
> Just to give you some background on my current setup ...
> I have downloaded the latest daily build source archive and unpacked it on
> a
> NetBSD box. I then ran the following command from inside the
> rockbox/app/lang directory "../../tools/genlang -o -e=english.lang -t=h300
> english.lang > newenglish.lang".
> I then copied newenglish.lang to C:\MakeVoices on a Windows XP machine and
> renamed it to english.lang. The rest of the files in my C:\MakeVoices
> folder are as follows ...
> _voice_pause.wav
> english.lang
> lame.exe
> ListVoices.vbs
> MakeVoices.vbs
> voicefont.exe
> wavtrim.exe
> I have also installed Microsoft SpeechSDK 5.1 so I have the Microsoft
> voices.
> I tried running MakeVoices.vbs unmodified, which has Microsoft Mary
> uncommented, "cscript MakeVoices.vbs".
> "Making english voice file with "Microsoft Mary" (SAPI 5)"
> and it drops straight back to the prompt.
> If I now look in my MakeVoices folder, I see english_Microsoft Mary.voice
> with size 4.9 KB.
> I have tried running "lame" "wavtrim" and "voicefont" from the MakeVoices
> folder, to make sure they can all be executed successfully.
> I have tried changing the voice to another installed SAPI 5 voice, with
> the
> same result.
> I am not sure what to try next, and with out any error messages from the
> MakeVoices.vbs script, I am not sure what is causing it to fail.
> Has anyone experienced similar behaviour from this script, and if so, what
> did you do to resolve the problem?
> Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mitchell
Received on 2006-07-28

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